Cheesy Sweet Potato Sausage Spread

Air Date: 
Fri, 02/17/2017
NC Ingredients: 
Sausage, Sweet Potatoes

Description

Appetizer

Ingredients

2 c
peeled and diced sweet potatoes (¼ inch cube)
3 T
olive oil
1⁄2 t
cayenne pepper
1 lb
sausage
1⁄4 c
onion, chopped
1⁄4 c
sweet red bell pepper, chopped
2 clv
garlic, minced
1⁄2 c
shredded Colby Jack cheese
8 oz
cream cheese
14 1⁄2 oz
can Italian diced tomatoes, slightly drained

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine olive oil and cayenne pepper. Pour over sweet potatoes and toss lightly to coat. Spread evenly on a baking pan and roast for 35-40 minutes or until tender.

In a medium frying pan, brown sausage, onion, and bell pepper. Drain grease and press garlic into sausage mixture. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add cream cheese, ¼ cup Colby Jack cheese, roasted sweet potatoes and tomatoes. Stir until well blended.

Add mixture of a small baking dish. Top with remaining cheese, bake until cheese is melted, approximately 5 minutes.

Serve on Toasted Baguettes.

Notes

Lisa’s Notes: This recipe is courtesy of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. This dip is full of flavor. You can also serve it with tortilla chips or corn chips.